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. that is it for us. have a great weekend, everyone. >> john: another weekend no, deal on the fiscal cliff. how close one is depends on whom you believe. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> john: good evening. i'm john roberts in for bret baier this evening. deadlock, gridlock, stalemate, whatever you call it. most people in washington seem to think we are there. we have just four more weekends to go before america goes over the most talked about piece ovate i of real estn the world, the fiscal cliff. ed henry tells us not everyone is pessimistic. >> reporter: literally snapping his fingers, vice president joe biden today suggested it will be easy to finish a deal with congress to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> it would take 15 minutes from the time the decision is made by the speaker of the house to pass and make permanent middle class tax cut. the president would probably have me sprint up to the hill to bring the bill down for him to sign. it can be done like that. it is not complicated. >> greg: speaker bane -- >> reporter: speaker john boehner not so optimistic. >> this is not a progress report, th
's buffett's. he can do that two ways. he can get john boehner to capitulate or he can say the hell with it, let's go off the fiscal cliff and blame the republicans. >> if he had had the top two percent pay in just a little bit more of their fair share, that would fund the government for only 8. 5 daition. it's not realistic. >> no. it's rubbish, all this. that so called buffett tax, if you implement that on warren buffett and all his pals, it will pay off obama's 2011 deficit in the year 2520 circumstance, in 514 years time, and then we'll need the next half millenium to pay off his 2012 deficit. >> i think the republicans were sent there with a mandate as well as president. obviously the american people voted for the status quo. they voted for divided government. here's the question i have. i would no want them to think os and grand hides and the slem hammer we're robbing them with. if obama wants to take the country off the fiscal cliff, they need to go there. they seem afraid of that. do you see that. >> it's clear from the election that the majority of americans essentially voted for
john f. kennedy in studio with us but first. >> this is the full court press. dan: other headlines making news on wednesday, in sports the suspicions of the new orleans saints in the bounty head program has been overturned, the former n.f.l. commissioner who has handled the appeal of the participators for a reward program for hard hits and games. he said the entire case has been come tamnated byt sot the suspensions are being vacated. two of the three players have been allowed to play while their appeals have been pending roger goodell not happy. dan: williams is gone. yesterday we brought you the story to charlie sheen giving money to lindsey lohan but to a better cause. anger management star is giving away $75,000 to a 10-year-old girl fighting cancer. this, after he met her father, who is a california police officer. he told him the story about his daughter jazmin, struck his heart. gave him 75,000 bucks. how about that. it's all inauguration preparations. the joint congressional committee on inaugustral ceremonies announced the platform is will o
that the militants were preparing to take joseph to neighboring pakistan. that's why general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan ordered the raid himself saying quote, today's mission exemplifies our unwavering commitment to defeating the taliban. dan, we didn't hear about this kidnapping when it happened on wednesday, because coalition officials were so worried about his safety that we were working to keep all of this under wraps. when you talk about the military in afghanistan, we sometimes forget that there are thousands of civilians in afghanistan, working as trainers, instructors, or in this case, as a doctor, this doctor was working in a remote base, trying to set up remote medical facilities. because he was doing training there. because he wasn't part of the military, oftentimes the civilians go there and they really put their lives literally on the front line because they just don't have the support and the firepower that the american military does. >> it is extraordinary dangerous work, mohammad lila, thanks for joining us. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> bianna, over to you
, if he was so serious, he would not have met with john boehner sunday morning then go out 24 hours later on a campaign stop to michigan railing about some middle class tax hike jarg onljargon he is using. he wants to go off the cliff,. lou: looking at that number. newest fox poll released a couple hours ago, that polls poe 5-- say 57% say that best way to deal with budget is with dedictions, and then, what we're seeing in these numbers is, if not direct support for the speaker, certainly enough support for the speaker and position on spending cuts that has to give the president some pause don't you think? >> i am worried about here that american people, really have not felt what a big tax increase is like. they have not felt the cuts that have to happen. and we're really living off of borrows money, and the helicopters keep flying in and dropping the money, i am from the state of california, the state of california vottd to make -- it is the highest tacked taxed place on the planet, meanwhile, jobs and people are leaving california. we have to cut, people are not ready for it yet. >> wha
, that's right. now, this may well present a problem for john boehner's caucus, because john boehner sent a letter to the president this week with his own plan, which advocates what just might be the least popular policy in american politics. okay, maybe that's hyperbole.ç but just be a tiny bit, i mean, mandatory gay marriage, in which every single married straight person had to immediately divorce their spouse, and accept a state-assigned same-gender spouse to replace them would probably be more popular than what john boehner proposed this week. what john boehner is advocating is making medicare available to fewer americans. as it happens, there is brand-new polling out today on how americans feel about the idea of congress using these deficit negotiations to make cuts to medicare. 79% of americans say they do not want congress to touch medicare in these deficit negotiations. 79%. if you want to get specific about john boehner's proposal, what he wants to do to medicare is to raise the eligibility age from 65 to 67. and as it turns out, there is also recent polling on that specific pr
nights of all time. john donvan brings us a look at the people hard at work trying to outdo the big man up north. >> reporter: the story of a pie in a box at christmas time and the many people who help get it from point "a" -- >> off to honolulu. >> reporter: to point "b." >> i hope it's something good. >> which is the story of fedex which like u.p.s. and the u.s. postal service is how christmas gets handled these days. >> a hand crafted metal book end. >> reporter: the busiest day of the year for fedex, shipping an estimated 19 million packages. thanks to the start of the busiest time of year for online shopping. thanks to procrastinators, there are 14 shopping days left which translates into how many shipping days? that depends what you're sending and how much you're willing to spend. the u.s. postal service can be cheaper but down to the wire, fedex and u.p.s. can save the day with last minute deliveries which brings us to our pie which i picked up in a historic little town in virginia from a friendly little place called -- you see the sign. hi, john. >> avis, how are you? >> reporte
the atmosphere around these talks is positive between the president and speaker john boehner, when it gets to the underlying details, progress is maddeningly slow. president obama telephoned senate majority leader harry reid monday while rob nabors huddled for a second day in a row aide to speaker john boehner. no discernible progress toward breaking the fiscal cliff stalemate. mr. obama left that drama behind and told supporters in suburban detroit the fiscal cliff is serious business. >> if congress doesn't act soon, meaning in the next few weeks, starting on january 1st, everybody's going to see their income taxes go up. >> reporter: boehner and house republicans want to preserve all the bush era tax rates due to expire at year's end, shielding everyone from a tax increase. mr. obama wants to raise them for households earning more than $250,000 a year. he has so far resisted gop demands for spending cuts to health care or education. >> i'm not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us, including folks like me, get to keep all our tax breaks and then we're asking students t
. history is important. >> i'm don lemon at >>> look who's talking. president obama and house speaker john boehner get together a little more than three weeks before we hit the fiscal cliff. >> gone too soon. a mexican-american singing superstar killed as a small plane plunges into a mountain range. >> just devastated for them. i'm really feeling for them. >> raw and emotional. two radio hosts talk about the family of the nurse who took her own life after getting duped by their prank call. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to "early start." welcome back, mr. berman. >> it is great to be here. i was on vacation for a week. now i'm back. i'm john berman. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. i am feeling that. but this, they are talking for the first time in over three weeks. president obama and house speaker john boehner looked each other in the eye and actually had a conversation. now that's a really big deal when it comes to the fiscal cliff crisis. because in just 22 days americans face severe tax hikes and spending cuts unless these two leaders can find a way to compromise. now neither side woul
in the room, the president and the leader of the opposition, john boehner, the speaker. they may be closer, some argue, to an agreement than we think. the question is can they sell the deal to their bases, to their fringies, left and right i must say. >>> plus, republicans say they would change after the election and they are. guess what? they're changing the rules. some of them are proposing to republicans in pennsylvania and three other states obama won, they're trying to eliminate the winner-take-all system of awarding electoral votes. that way republicans could win electoral votes in states they lose. >>> new jersey governor chris christie finally meets his idol. the man he's seen in concert more than 100 times. the governor and the boss, bruce springsteen. they're friends now. this is "hardball," the place for politics. from our 4,000 television commercials. yep, there i am with flo. hoo-hoo! watch it! [chuckles] anyhoo, 3 million people switched to me last year, saving an average of $475. yeah, i'm kind of a big deal. [sigh] it feels good to help people save... with great discounts l
commander in afghanistan, john allen, ordered the raid himself. saying, quote -- dan, we didn't hear about this kidnapping when it happened on friday. because coalition officials were worried. the military in afghanistan, we sometimes forget that there are thousands of civilians in afghanistans working as trainers, instructors or as in this case, as a doctor, he was trying to set up remote medical facilities. because he wasn't part of the military, often times the civilians go there and they really put their lives literally on the front line because they don't have the support and the fire power that the american military does. >> mohammad lila, thanks for joining us. >>> bianna over to you. >>> we're going to now to a royal sighting. just two days after kate middleton was released from the hospital prince william made a splashy public appearance. meanwhile the family of the nurse who took her life after being fooled by a radio sprank speaking out. jefferey kofman is in london wih the latest. >>> this is now a police investigation. an inquest begins tomorrow. while the duke and duchess of
at the chevron on santa teresa boulevard in san jose. and that's where abc7 news reporter john alston is live. john, a wild story. >> this is a weird one. a san jose police descended after the handyman escaped and called 9-1-1. the clerk says that the officers drew their weapons as the two kidnapping suspects nervously shopped for snacks. >> the ordeal lasted nearly seven hours at this home in morgan hill. the handyman was lured here and beaten and forced to do repair work on household appliances yesterday. >> pretty much told, hey, we are going to kill you if you don't do what we tell you. we want you to fix these things around the house. again out of fear and the unknown of what will happen to them. >> reporter: according to the sheriff's office the threats and the assaults came from 36-year-old jason de jesus and chanel who live at the house. what brought the handyman here was a dispute over work he had done for a relative of one of those suspects. around 5:30 they allegedly forced him to drive to the chevron in san jose on the way to finish work on the other home. left alone at this pump,
. and that's where abc7 news reporter john alston is live. john, a wild story. >> this is a weird one. a san jose police descended after the handyman escaped and called 9-1-1. the clerk says that the officers drew their weapons as the two kidnapping suspects nervously shopped for snacks. >> the ordeal lasted nearly seven hours at this home in morgan hill. the handyman was lured here and beaten and forced to do repair work on household appliances yesterday. >> pretty much told, hey, we are going to kill you if you don't do what we tell you. we want you to fix these things around the house. again out of fear and the unknown of what will happen to them. >> reporter: according to the sheriff's office the threats and the assaults came from 36-year-old jason de jesus and chanel who live at the house. what brought the handyman here was a dispute over work he had done for a relative of one of those suspects. around 5:30 they allegedly forced him to drive to the chevron in san jose on the way to finish work on the other home. left alone at this pump, the handyman bolted from his truck as the accused
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is john newlin, president of the entertainment commission. i, however, and not john newlin. i have more hair than john newlin. but i am vice chair of the commission. permit compliance is up. the violence is down. a variety of entertainment is what makes our city great. we will touch on the upcoming party legislation -- party bus legislation and a safe place for our youth to go. after our panel discussion will have some regard groups so we can share ideas and brainstorm. we have a very luminary panel here. right now, i would like to introduce our cheap -- chief of police. [applause] >> good afternoon. i also am not john newlin, and i have less hair than him. [laughter] is a pleasure to be here for the second year. there are fewer people here. that might be because it has been a good year. as audrey suggests i believe that is because of partnership is up. we want to be a police department that you are comfortable calling before anything happens with out fear of having us say, no, we are going to shut it down. we want to work with you to make it happen, but it means as safely as possible.
facebook.com/ezraklein. now it is time for the last word. have a great night. >>> john boehner is now fighting three battles at once against the president, against his party, and now against marriage equality. >> this isn't a progress report because there is no progress to report. >> fiscal cliff negotiations. >> one-on-one right now. >> are now a party of two. >> the two most important players. >> the president and the speaker. >> president obama and house speaker john boehner. >> a two-man operation. >> there is no progress. >> we are seeing progress. >> there is a jobs report today. >> unemployment down to 7.7%. better than expected. thank you very much. >> we dropped a whole point in a year. >> there is no progress. >> members of congress are always upset. >> they are taking us to the cliff. >> the momentum is with the president. >> republicans are totally over the barrel. >> did you say over? >> they should give in to obama on the tax rate? >> nothing is over until we decide it is! >> we didn't elect them to raise rate. >> not me! >> we don't have a revenue problem. >> i'm
to review california's prop 8. as john black stone tells us that means gay marriages are still on holiday cross the state. >> reporter: for five months in 2008 same sex couples in california could marry really. then voters passed proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. when gay couples appealed it, it was ruled that banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. many supporters were hoping the supreme court would not take this case. teres stewart is san francisco's deputy city attorney. >> in many ways this is bad news? >> it is bad news in the sense that if the court had denied review we would have seen marriages quickly within a few days. again not only in san francisco. >> opponents say the supreme court should uphold the will of california voters defining marriage as only between a man and a woman. >> it's important to remember that still in the vast major the of states, four out of five states, the people have chosen to either vote themselves or their elected representatives to stick with traditional marriage. >> reporter: for tommy and jeff the decision is personal. they launched t
have a lot to ship out. >>> president obama and house speaker john boehner met one on one yesterday. are they any closer to a deal on the fiscal cliff. >>> and dr. j's the center of the royal hoax break their silence. >>> and hoveling villagers -- and how villagers in india help rescue this massive elephant. this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. get a droid incredible 4g lte by htc for $49.99. forest officials and villags worked together to rescue oe . >>> it is a happy ending for three elephants in india. they were trapped in a big mud pit here. the adult male had been there for three days before receiving medicine and vitamins. in another part of india, a female and a calf fell into an open well in the out skirts of the village. a mother struggled to to get them out of before an earth mover got them out. they weigh a lot. >> they do. it takes a lot of work and effort to rescue the elephants. >>> weather wise, you came back on a lovel
francisco's homeless. >> in this world you can't do anything without a cell phone. >> reporter: john gallagher hasn't been able to right down a perpetrate address for the past ten years, much less a point of contact. >> they think there is something wrong with you the instant you say i don't have a cell phone or another number you can use. the world has changed from the point where having a communication device on you at all times is an imperative. >> reporter: john says it has held him and other homeless back from getting the right medication, doctor's appointments, housing and getting a day's work. >> go out and pound the pavement. people in offices at work don't want to you pound the pavement or knock on their door. they want you to call them and let you call them back. >> reporter: if the plan goes through, the homeless could apply for these virtual virtually free phones from insurance wireless. the program also pays the way for the new shelter initiative. >> they can sent texts to people. we can tell them you need to go to this or that shelter, come up, your application h
hd [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: hello representative john yarmouth coming up right at the top of the hour to tell us about the fiscal cliff clayen. jacki schechner healthcare geek. i ahead an article on the hill, we should warn the cockles -- leave medicaid out of the talks. liberals are pressing to take medicate off the table in deficit reduction talks. you talked about this in our last jacki's healthcare corner. >> the medicaid expansion is interesting because part of the way that we're going to get everybody covered is expanding medicaid up to 133% of poverty. that's part of the affordable care act. and the president and the administration are being very strong right now about insisting that states have to follow the law to a t and not be able to implement it incrementally or partially. so not only leave it out of the talk but the administration is holding firm right now and insisting that this medicaid expansion either take place in its entirety or not at all. >> stephanie: i wound up the healthca
speaker john boehner, trying to strike a deal to avert the looming fiscal cliff. >> reporter: you know, aides are providing no details, radio silence here, it was all done out of camera range, but you're right, sometime this afternoon, house speaker john boehner was here to meet face to face with president obama. it's the first glimmer of hope after weeks of stalemates. today a warning to republicans from a top senate democrat, no hike in taxes on the wealthy, no deal on the debt. >> even if it means going over the cliff? >> i don't want to do it, the president doesn't want to do it but we need to solve the problem. we do not want to drive this economy into another recession. a recession that the republicans will own. >> if we were to pass, for instance, raising the top two rates and that's it, all of a sudden, we do have the leverage of the debt ceiling and we haven't given that up. >> reporter: congress must again vote to raise that debt ceiling early next year, that would mean a replay of last year's battle and a chance for republicans to regain the upper hand. the president has la
: thank you, sandra smith. connell: we are waiting to hear from the speaker of the house, john boehner. dagen: stay right here on fox business and you will hear the speaker speak coming right up. ♪ dennis: i am dennis kneale. cheryl: i am cheryl casone. breaking news at the top of the hour. we are moments away from tree to be event, up 109 points. john boehner taking fiscal cliff talks and that is raising hopes among traders. cheryl: we are going to take a look at what is beyond the fiscal cliff even of washington save the country from going over that cliff we have a stock panel that has lots of worries and a bit of hope that. dennis: which makes some buzz codes when the dow is up 111. michigan's capital and besieged as protests over the right to work legislation has taken an ugly turn. we are live. cheryl: never know what is going to happen with jeff flock covering that story. we're coming up on the top of the hour. stocks every 15 minutes and nicole petallides on the floor of the stock exchange with a nice triple digit gain. nicole: what a gain on wall street. we have three straigh
show" from new york. president obama has john boehner boxed in and is done playing games. now it's getting good. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> let's allow higher rates to go up for the top 2%. that includes all of you. >> the president holds the line on taxes and draws the line on the debt ceiling. >> i will not play that game. >> tonight, democratic whip steny hoyer gives me the latest fiscal cliff developments and the democratic line on medicare. tom perriello from the center of american progress action fund on how democrats can deal with republicans who can't deal with reality. rubio and ryan reload with a new message for the middle class. >> both parties tend to divide americans into our voters and their voters. >> but there is no escaping their own policies. >> we're going to a majority of takers versus makers in america. >> dnc chair debbie wasserman schultz responds tonight. plus, senator barbara boxer on her new plan for national polling place standards. and a new poll shows half of all republicans think the defunct group a.c.o.r.n. stole the election from
intelligence john negro panty joins us to talk about our future as a superpower and the challenges that we'll surely face. we begin tonight with one of the few scheduling misadventures of president obama's swire tenure in -- entire tenure in office. the president speaking to autoworkers outside detroit today, a day before governor snyder will sign michigan's newly-passed right-to-work law into effect. the president standing firmly with the unions that worked hard to get him reelected. >> what we shouldn't do, i just gotta say this, what we shouldn't be doing is try to take away your rights to bargain @or better wages to work -- [cheers and applause] these so-called right-to-work laws, they don't have anything to do with economics, they have everything to do with politics. [cheers and applause] what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. lou: while michigan becomes the 24th state to officially grant workers the right to opt out of paying union dues, the state could have been the 25th with a right-to-work law. twenty-two other state legislatures consider
president obama and john boehner spoke by phone. washington post reported however that they are still working on a deal and nothing is locked down yet. we will talk more about the fiscal cliff this morning on "the washington journal." what tax deductions would you give up as part of a solution to the deficit problems? here are the numbers to call. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. you can also find us online. send us a tweet, twitter.com/c- spanwj. find a son facebook and weigh in there. at journal@c- span.org. "the christian science monitor," asked what we would be willing to give up. "americans would be willing to give up the tax deduction for charitable giving over other popular tax breaks." host: let's take a look at the results of this poll. 25% said that they would be willing to give up the charitable giving tax deduction. almost the same amount said it would be willing to give up their deduction for state taxes. 19% said they would be willing to give up host: we would like to hear what deduction you would give up. you ca
-- john -- for get his name. warner. zero credibility sense. >> why would she do that? what's the best t.v. sitcom ever? a new vanity fair 60 minute poll finds that it is seinfeld the former nbc comedy that aired for eight years. 82% chose jerry seinfeld's company the best of the honeymooners friends cheers and arrested development. married with children now now in the top 5. no, sir. >> bill: absolutely. all right. got to be number 2 or three. >> here is the deal. fellow "full-court press"ers fellow americans if you had -- if you thought, had the wildestly thought that president obama was going to go be able to make a deal with the congressional republicans, if you had the wildest, you know, just absolutely out of this world idea that maybe they would come to their senses and realize we really can't screw this up and take this country over the fiscal cliff, if you had any thoughts along those lines, just forget. okay? forget it. think again. if you don't believe it, this is really sad of the this is tragic. i am a big-time democrat. all right? i have got a
" next, john boehner says the president is slow walking to the edge of the fiscal cliff. but the house speaker did give us one flash of hope if you listen to his words very carefully. the u.s. is updating its military plans against syria as new intelligence shows assad's regime is loading sarin gas into bombs. and president obama's pot problem. let's go "outfront." >>> i'm tom foreman in for erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, the magic number after a whole week of harsh words here in washington and threats too, did house speaker john boehner hint ever so slightly at a compromise today that could finally edge us away from the dreaded fiscal cliff? it comes down to tax rates. this is a huge sticking point in the stalled negotiations between the president and mr. boehner. obama says the top rate on household income above $250,000 should rise from 35% to 39.6%. boehner wants the rate to stay at 35% or even lower. but what about meeting in the middle? around 37%? listen carefully to the speaker when he was asked today whether that rate could be the answer to this impasse. >> there are a lot
. john boehner isn't having a lot of fun this holiday season. president obama continues his pressure campaign to pass the tax cuts. the president is also taking time to be fesive. john boehner doesn't sound so merry. >> no progress report because there's no progress to report. when it comes to the fis e call cliff that's threatening our economy and threatening jobs, the white house has wasted another week. >> the phone call was pleasant, but was just more of the same. the conversations that the staff had yesterday, just more of the same. it's time for the president if he's serious to come back to us with a counteroffer. >> even though the president apparently designed the negotiating sessions at boehner's request. according to "the new york times," boehner insisted the talks include only himself and the president of the united states. boehner wanted senate democrats and nancy pelosi out of the discussions. democratic senator dick durbin told the times this is now the speaker and the president working this through. democratic leaders say they are satisfied with the briefings that they
>>> let's get you up to speed on the day's headlines. president barack obama and house speaker john boehner met face to face at the white house today. no details on their conversations but refs for both sides say the lines of communication remain open. the last time the president and the speaker met in person to talk about the fiscal cliff was more than three weeks ago. >>> just after midnight on sunday gay couples in washington state made history. the voter approved referendum was signed into law on wednesday. >>> venezuelan president yugo chavez is returning to cuba for more cancer surgery. this time he is making sure a new leader is in place in case he doesn't return. he named the vice president as his choice for his choice in case something happens to him. he's scheduled to be swarn in for a new six-year term on january 10th. >>> some very sad news for fans of music superstar jenny rivera. they have found the wreckage of the private jet believing to be carrying the popular mexican-american singer and six others. the plane lost contact early this morning. so far, no cause has bee
into the problem. delegate john cardin proposes each county be required to audit their speed camera system for errors. and he wants to hold speed camera contractors responsible. each inneraccurate ticket, he says, should be held a $1,000 fine. >> i don't care who the contractor is. each contractor that shmake sure what they're doing is a legitimate system of monitoring the speed. >> reporter: derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> city officials say the speed camera program has an error rate of less than one quarter of 1%. >>> time now for a look at traffic. kristy breslin has traffic control. >> reporter: well, we do have a couple of accidents to start out the rush hour. starting in elkridge, there is a crash to watch out for there. washington boulevard at kit cat road. gotta love that name. also, crash near welham and west furnace branch. also west annapolis road. as far as delays gyou will see slowing there as you approach route seventy. brake lights from greenspring to dulaney valley road. average speed at this point, about 30 miles per hour. b
officer. that person would then report back to the judge. ktvu's john was inside that room there where that press conference just ended moments ago and he's been following this story. john, take it from there. >> all right, frank, yeah, they just wrapped up this press conference about one minute ago literally. they just walked out. they're do ago town hall meeting on crime in oakland and we first had to talk about this receivership issue and the settlement with the plaintiffs in this case but it certainly has the mayor and the police on the hot seat and has for a long time but that story is worried that the city has settled with the plaintiffs in the notorious writers case and potentially avoided receivership that is a federal takeover to have police department. this is the case thad the entire police department under the microscope because of four former officers known as the requireds who called themselves the riders were blamed for planting evidence and abusing suspects. mayor officially announce that side this case, which has been hanging over the police department for about ten ye
to execute this agreement and here to talk about it in more detail is john updike from the department of real estate. >> thank you, supervisor kim, members. committee, john updike, director of real estate. and i thought this item was complicated, but maybe it's not in comparison. today we seek your positive recommendation for two transactions related to the expansion of the san francisco museum of modern art. the sf moma project calls for an expansion of the existing facility including a new approximately 200 foot tall building that extends into 3 different areas on to the city's fire station no. 1 at 676 howard, on to hunt street and on to air space owned by the redevelopment agency above 151 third street. the expansion project provides new space to properly display the fisher collection and other works of art. it enhances public access. it improves the city's cultural and public landscape, enhances tourism and therefore will improve general fund revenues. the board of supervisors previously approved what we termed a conditional land disposition and acquisition agreement, which is just f
is the for his tax the rich plan, as his aides say he thinks he and john boehner will reach an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> there is a growing group of folks that are looking at this and realizing that we don't have a lot of cards as it relates to the tax issue before year end. i mean, we have one house, that's it. the presidency and the senate and the democrats' hands. >> coming up, here congressman chris van holland, the top house democrat in these talks. >> along with bill daley, the former white house chief of staff who prided over the last round of budget negotiations. in the meantime, the anti-union fight, which is michigan. the heart and soul of the labor movement. after saying it was their best prank ever, are these crocodile tears? the aussie dj's are all apologies now that the nurse has tragically committed suicide. >> i mean, personally i'm -- >> the thought that we may have played a part in that is gut wrenching. >> and speaking of tears, "saturday night live" spoofed the fiscal cliff talks this week in that opening skit. president obama says he is giving in to republicans
. its state legislature did pass the bill, but outgoing democratic governor john lynch veed it. the president's public support of unions today poorly timed for another reason. chrysler's management forced to bow to the united autoworker union as the company rehired 13 employees who had been caught drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana while on the job. rysler's spokesman said the company was forced to respect a union arbitrator's desion. and while the president was in michigan, reports that a chinese auto parts company has purchased bankrupt a123 systems, a batte maker that received more than half of a $250 million taxpayer-funded obama stimulus grant. a123 systems was once heralded by energy secretary steven chu as a success story for amerin manufacturing. the green battery maker blaming weak demand for electric cars for their failure. china, obvioussy, has plans to fix all of that with a little help from the american taxpayer and, of course, the president. wile we focus on the fiscal cliff negotiations, or more appropately the iasse many our state governments aren't in much
and oakland. let's go back to the desk. >>> daily city and skyline boulevard is closed on john daily boulevard because there is an accident. news chopper 2 is flying over and several police agencies are there now. brian flores is headed there as we speak and we will bring you more as we get more information. >>> an apartment fire has left six people homeless. these are pictures out at the scene where you can see crews are still there. the fire started a couple of hours on copperfield avenue near the bart station. now some units on both floors of the building were gutted. woman one said she saw -- one woman said she saw fire and firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the other units and fortunately nobody was hurt. one woman said the fire was set intentionally and the head of the fire department will ultimately determine the cause. >>> allie rasmus joins us from oakland with more on the investigation into how another fire started in an appliance building. >> reporter: it was firefighters from oakland 29 who responded to this fire and they were already pretty familiar with the
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